The AI Act: machine rule or consumer rules?

About this event:

Rarely does a day pass without hearing about artificial intelligence. Products and prototypes using AI are being developed all the time and seem set to revolutionise everything we do. While AI’s supporters bill the technology as one that will radically improve our lives, there are real concerns about what AI could do to our rights and freedoms.

Against this background, the European Commission proposed an AI Act to set basic rules for the technology to respect and make sure that Europeans can trust what AI has to offer. But will we, as consumers, be protected when a machine gets it wrong? Or will we be at the mercy of algorithms and ever more intelligent machine-learning? And in which areas are consumers particularly vulnerable?

To discuss whether the AI Act provides consumers the protections that they need, we are holding a panel debate which we are delighted to invite you to.


Introduction: Ursula Pachl, BEUC
Keynote speech: Michael Veale, University College London

Panel moderated by Jack Parrock (journalist) with:

  • Brando Benifei, MEP and rapporteur for AI Act in IMCO
  • Yordanka Ivanova, European Commission
  • Klaus Müller, vzbv and BEUC president
  • Janne Elvelid, Facebook
  • Michael Veale, University College London

When? 26 October 2021 | 11:00 - 12:30 CET (online)

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